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Romania’s Government Survives No-Confidence Vote

Romanian Prime Minister Emil Boc survived a no-confidence vote in parliament for the second time in four months as his coalition government maintained unity amid street protests against austerity measures.

Opposition lawmakers fell short of the majority needed in the 470-seat with only 220 deputies casting ballots, Senate Chairman Mircea Geoana said. The motion was filed by the Social Democrats and Liberals to derail Boc’s plan to cut public wages and increase taxes to meet budget-deficit targets set by lenders as a condition for a 20 billion-euro ($28 billion) bailout. The parties said the moves delayed a recovery from a recession.